Kolb Takes On Budget Negotiations

Assemblyman Appointed Assembly Minority Representative of Assembly-Senate Bipartisan Joint Conference Committee on Economic Development
March 13, 2007

Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R,C,I –Canandaigua) was chosen by Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady, Saratoga) to serve the people of New York as the Assembly’s minority representative on the 2007-08 State Budget joint conference committee on Economic Development.

“I am pleased I was chosen to represent my conference as one of four legislators on the Economic Development joint conference committee,” said Kolb, who will be taking on this new task in addition to his continuing duties as Minority Leader Pro-tempore and member of various committees. “I want to thank Leader Tedisco for this appointment, which I will use to promote important economic development measures that can be agreed upon by all parties involved.”

Mr. Kolb is recognized by members from both sides of the aisle as a leader who has coined many economic development policies that have helped foster new job opportunities for New Yorkers and growth chances for businesses in the upstate region. As a former business owner, and Chairman of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Manufacturing, Mr. Kolb is very familiar with the economic climate of New York and brings a wealth of experience to the joint conference committee.

Once the state Senate passes their budget bills, this and other joint bipartisan conference committees of the legislature will meet in open, public forums to resolve budget differences between the two houses.

Kolb is committed to job-creating measures that will bring prosperity and growth in the upstate New York economy. The initiatives he supports aim to enhance the business climate and create lasting high-paying job opportunities for all New Yorkers.